The American River Current

Married ARC water polo coaches keep it in the family

Water polo coaches Eric Black (left) and Bethani Black (right) eating cake for Eric's birthday on the American River College pool deck. (Photo by Noor Abasi)

Noor Abasi and Matthew Nobert

December 3, 2015

By Matthew Nobert and Noor Abasi Water polo coaches Eric and Bethani Black share not only a a pool deck, work office and practice equipment, but also a household. The couple have been married for 15 years, with Bethani coaching the women’s team while Eric coaches the men's team at American River C...

ARC flubs comeback against Sierra

Erin Fogarty and Monica Udahl of American River College attempt to block a ball from Sierra College on Nov. 13, 2015. ARC lost to Sierra by a score of 25-23, 25-21, 25-18, 25-20. (Photo by Nicholas Corey)

Nicholas Corey

November 16, 2015

A whistle blown in the area of a net violation on match point during the fourth set extinguished a fiery comeback attempt from Erianna Williams and the rest of American River College’s Volleyball team in its 25-23, 25-21, 25-18, 25-21 loss to Sierra College. ARC’s rally fell short after middle back Dan...

ARC crushes Sac City with second-half surge

Running back Armand Shyne bursts through a wall of Sacramento City College defenders during ARC's 38-18 win. Shyne ran for two touchdowns with over 120 yards in the Nov. 14, 2015 win. (Photo by Nicholas Corey)

Jordan Schauberger

November 16, 2015

American River College’s offense erupted for 21 unanswered points in the third quarter of a 38-18 rout of Sacramento City College in the final regular season game. Following the playoff committee vote Sunday morning, ARC will not compete in the playoffs but will still host San Joaquin Delta College ...

Last-second hail mary dims ARC’s playoff hopes

American River College linebacker Jordan Kunaszyk performs an open field tackle on Butte wide receiver Miles Fishback. Kunaszyk led the team in tackles with 15 in the 27-24 loss to Butte on Nov. 7, 2015. (Photo by Nicholas Corey)

Johnnie Heard

November 9, 2015

Butte College backup quarterback Taylor King threw a 65-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Miles Fishback as time expired lifting Butte to a 27-24 win over American River College Saturday in a game with playoff implications. Butte took possession with 14.9 seconds left and ran two plays, the fi...

ARC volleyball player moves from Alaska to California for the love of the game

American River College volleyball outside hitter Nora Troppmann serves to Cabrillo College on Sept. 18 2015. Troppmann, originally from Fairbanks, Alaska, came to ARC for more chances to play volleyball. (Photos by Joe Padilla)

Matthew Peirson

October 30, 2015

Riding snow machines, smoking salmon and hiking the wilderness of America’s most naturally preserved state were just some of the activities that Fairbanks, Alaska native and American River College volleyball player Nora Troppmann enjoyed through her early childhood and high school years. Troppmann...

Offense comes together, defense shines in complete game for ARC

Marc Ellis, wide receiver for American River College fights for extra yards after the catch. Ellis had one reception for nine yards in the 44-14 victory as ARC faced Feather River on October 24, 2015.(Photo by Nicholas Corey)

Matthew Peirson

October 27, 2015

During his postgame speech following a win over the College of the Siskiyous on Oct. 17, American River College football head coach Jon Osterhout pleaded with his players to all get on the same page mentally and not relax with a big lead. The team responded Saturday with a 44-14 win at Feather Riv...

ARC volleyball bests Cosumnes, improves to 16-5

American River College safety Monica Udahl performs a backward set in order to get the ball to a teammate. ARC swept Cosumnes 3-0 by scores of  25-14, 25-11, 25-22 on October 21, 2015 .(Photo by Nicholas Corey)

Matthew Peirson

October 22, 2015

Relying heavily on outside hitters Nora Troppmann and Kaitlyn Meyer, American River College’s volleyball team overwhelmed Cosumnes River College with its power attack in three sets Wednesday, winning with scores of 25-14, 25-11, 25-22. Troppmann was the focal point of ARC’s offense, continually ...

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